How does hair grow?
Surviving under harsh conditions is one thing. Growing for 1,500 years, building dunes and producing melons is quite another. Meet two plants that have perfected life in the desert.
Countless reports about criminal refugees circulate on the internet. Most are simply made up, but they are not without purpose. A number of digital initiatives are attempting to counter the false reports.
Japanese researchers have bred skin tissue out of reprogrammed stem cells. The tissue included sebaceous glands and hair follicles. Is it a first step towards the dream of "breeding" transplantable test-tube organs?
As some question the ethics of the fur trade, fur will be doubtless a staple in the current season, beginning with the Men's Fashion Week in London on January 6. Jan Tomes explores the practices and the issues at stake.
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